NFL Combine Preview: Carlos Dunlap

DE Carlos Dunlap (Scheduled to workout with Group 7 or 8 on Monday, March 1)

Size and Statistics: 6-foot-6, 290 pounds. 84 total tackles, 19.5 sacks, eight passes deflected. 2009 BCS Championship Game Defensive MVP.

In 140 characters or less: So much potential, but does he have the desire to become a better player?

Strengths: Very long arms and legs, Dunlap gives the appearance of someone much leaner. He can be quick off the ball and has good enough balance to knock balls down. His stat line doesn't blow people away, but he only played as a sophomore and junior. He had 18.5 sacks the last two seasons.

Weaknesses: He is not refined and does not have a real avoidance move. Dunlap can seem to take run plays off, as he much rather get up field and sack the quarterback. Despite nearly every athletic advantage, he really isn't fast. It is his long legs that get him moving. Also, looks like a WNBA player when he has dreds.

Character: After finally ending the whispers of his immaturity, Dunlap was hauled in for a DUI the week of the SEC Championship Game. Urban Meyer called it out of character for Dunlap and Dunlap has expressed remorse. But, it fits into a pattern of a player who didn't take practice and workouts seriously until his sophomore season.

Where will he go: Raiders with the 8th pick, of course. 

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